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Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on it
June 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDTFree
Misunderstood, Underfunded and Undervalued
When you combine the 53 million unpaid caregivers with the nearly 5.7 million people working in the care sector — primarily women of color earning low wages and devoid of benefits and protections — and the people who benefit from that care, the issue of care impacts everyone.
The care economy, historically undervalued and underfunded, is an intersectional and intergenerational issue encompassing childcare, early childhood education, home-based care for older adults and people with disabilities as well as the caregivers who provide the associated services.
COVID-19 put a spotlight on the critical need to build an infrastructure with policies in place that will appropriately address care on multiple fronts for care workers who provide the services we all need.
During this webinar, AFN and EOF released a new report and video designed to deepen funders’ understanding of the intersectional/intergenerational issues related to the care economy and lift up key public policies and innovative strategies and opportunities for greater funder collaboration to build an equitable care infrastructure.
- Anna Wadia, Ford Foundation
- Dena Jackson, Texas Women’s Foundation
- Julie Kashen, Brief Author
- Tiffany Younger, Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
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